Angelo quiets Zias’ offense for victory

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State wiped out an early 4-0 deficit with a 15-2 run and the Rambelles held Eastern New Mexico University to 32 percent field goal shooting en route to a 60-50 Lone Star Conference South Division women’s victory on Saturday night. Senior forward Meghann LeJeune was the only player […]

Zias down Lubbock Christian

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Even though Eastern New Mexico University was trailing by three points at halftime, Zias coach Linden Weese thought his team was on the verge of taking control. Senior post Riikka Lehtonen collected 20 points and 10 rebounds in 23 minutes and the Zias dominated the final 10 […]

Injured trio back for Zias

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Elizabeth Richards, Riikka Lehtonen and Rochelle Vance have a lot in common — starting with torn ACLs in consecutive games that proved devastating to the 2005-06 Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball season. All had their surgeries on the same day in January at Amarillo, and all […]

Knee injuries sideline three Zias for season

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Off to its best start in several seasons, the ranks of Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team have thinned considerably in the last couple of weeks due to knee injuries. First, junior reserve forward Rochelle Vance went down in a win over Fort Lewis at the […]

Zias’ senior center catching on

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Zia senior Riikka Lohtenen (right) guards sophomore post Brittney Gillespie during Thursday’s basketball practice. Lohtenen, originally from Finland, scored a career-high 17 points in Tuesday’s 87-61 season-opening win at Western New Mexico. By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — In Riikka Lehtonen’s home city of Turku, Finland, it’s the ice where most star athletes can […]

Zias rebound from blowout loss

Freedom Newspapers DENTON, Texas —Bouncing back from a 47-point loss on Monday at rival West Texas A&M, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team gutted out a 62-57 Lone Star Conference South Division victory Thursday night over Texas Woman’s. Juniors Riikka Lehtonen and Tiana Bryant led a balanced Zias attack, each scoring 12 points. […]